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#1 Union_Thug

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Posted 04 November 2010 - 09:54 PM

I just updated my Flash for Firefox & ExPLODEr using the Adobe uninstall tool, Reboot after uninstall, then installed new versions, took less than 5 minutes.

http://www.adobe.com/support/security/bulletins/apsb10-26.html

Adobe recommends users of Adobe Flash Player 10.1.85.3 and earlier versions for Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Solaris update to Adobe Flash Player 10.1.102.64. We expect to make available an update for Flash Player 10.x for Android by November 9, 2010.

Flash related links:

Find Flash Player version installed: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/155/tn_15507.html
Adobe Flash Player Download Center: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/
Adobe Flash Player: Help - About Updating Adobe Flash: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/help10.html
Uninstaller for older versions of Adobe Flash Player: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/141/tn_14157.html
Troubleshoot Flash Player installation--Windows: http://kb2.adobe.com/cps/191/tn_19166.html
Flash Player Help and Support: http://www.adobe.com/support/flashplayer/

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:40 PM

Thanks Union_Thug :)

I do not think, you have to uninstall them first, Just download and install latest version. I prefer to download such browser plugins from FileHippo.

Strangely, the Mozilla Plugins Check service (for all browsers) is showing Flash 10.1.85.3 as Up-to-date! This is wrong and misleading. I hope they update and correct it soon.

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Posted 07 November 2010 - 07:59 PM

You're welcome Romeo :)

You may be right about not needing to uninstall old versions, I can't seem to find Adobe's ***OFFICIAL*** stance on this... :whistle:
I like to go with "fresh" installs, especially when it fixes a security vulnerability, like this one did. :thumbsup2:

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 10:13 AM

Lately we've been getting hit with a slew of Adobe 'update' downloaders. It got to the point where I thought they may actually be malware coming in ... Could this be the case? I know I now have 2 machines jacked up that were running great until about a month ago.

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Posted 10 November 2010 - 01:50 PM

@WWPREBroker, there have been reports of malware posing as Adobe Updater utility. But this should be detected easily if you have an updated anti-virus running.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/29/software_update_trojan/
http://blog.bkis.com/en/malware-faking-adobe-update/

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 09:29 AM

@WWPREBroker, there have been reports of malware posing as Adobe Updater utility. But this should be detected easily if you have an updated anti-virus running.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/03/29/software_update_trojan/
http://blog.bkis.com/en/malware-faking-adobe-update/


Well, we ran and kept AVG updated for several years. Since we have had several viruses get by AVG I just changed all our computers (we're on a small network of 4 machines) over to Microsoft Security Essentials. I don't know how that's going to work .... I have a post in the malware/trojan section I'm waiting on a reply to.

I think my machine already had an infection when I put MSE on this machine and it wasn't caught. I THINK it is a TDL3 but I'm waiting on some help.

Any thoughts on MSE?

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Posted 11 November 2010 - 01:44 PM

IIRC, MSE is not designed for use on business computers.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:16 PM

IIRC, MSE is not designed for use on business computers.


You mean like on a server set up or just being networked?

We are a very small business using stand alone pc's.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:24 PM

It doesn't matter. Some security products are not intended to be used in a business environment.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 12:29 PM

It doesn't matter. Some security products are not intended to be used in a business environment.


Without sounding dense .... I guess I don't understand what you mean by 'business environment'.

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Posted 12 November 2010 - 07:33 PM

Most security software have different versions for personal and business use. I don't think MSE has a business version.

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Posted 13 November 2010 - 01:09 AM

Most security software have different versions for personal and business use. I don't think MSE has a business version.


I don't think I'm making myself clear. What is the difference between the 2 ... that's more of what I'm trying to get out. They covering different types of software?

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